John Einmahl Workshop


On September 8, 2023, John Einmahl will deliver his valedictory lecture. To mark this special occasion, we are organizing a workshop in Oisterwijk (near Tilburg) where we will engage in thoughtful and engaging discussions in the field of mathematical statistics and explore the natural beauty of the forests and fens that surround us.

Dates: September 6 and 7, 2023

Venue: Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Boschoord

Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Boschoord


  • The workshop is open to the public with a limited capacity. Please register no later than 31 July.
  • Please use the following form to register.
  • Invited speakers and participants: Please apply the Promo Code sent by the organizing committee for registration.


Invited Speakers


Time Day 1: September 6
10:45-11:00 Opening by Bertrand Melenberg (Head of Department)
11:00-12:30 Session 1: Our Journey With John and the Joint Works
Laurens de Haan, Estate Khmaladze, and Ana Ferreira
Chair: Yi He
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 2: Advances in Extreme Value Statistics
Chen Zhou, Jan Beirlant, and Armelle Guillou
Chair: Cees de Valk
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 Session 3: Asymptotic Statistics for Large Data Set
Holger Drees and Bas Werker
Chair: Umut Can
18:30 Dinner
Time Day 2: September 7
09:30-10:30 Session 4: Common Sense and Stylized Facts
Jan Magnus and Casper de Vries
Chair: Julia Schaumburg
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Session 5: Empirical Process Theory
Philippe Berthet and Johan Segers
Chair: Martien van Zuijlen
12:00-14:30 Lunch, Walk to Fens and Forest
14:30-15:30 Session 6: Copula-based Dependence
Anna Kiriliouk and Irene Gijbels
Chair: Xuan Leng
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 Session 7: Advances in Modeling and Estimation
Yi He and Ingrid van Keilegom
Chair: Otilia Boldea

View and download the (updated) abstract book here

Practical Tips

Travelling From Schiphol Airport To Oisterwijk

The journey from Schiphol airport to Oisterwijk by train takes 1.5-2 hours, depending on the specific train and any transfers you need to make. It’s always a good idea to check the train schedules in advance and plan your journey accordingly to ensure a smooth and efficient trip.

You can purchase the one-way ticket online here via NS’s website, or the ticket machine at the station.

For real-time route planning, you can:

Travelling From Other Train Station in the Netherlands to Oisterwijk

You can purchase the one-way ticket online here via NS’s website, or the ticket machine at the station.

For real-time route planning, you can:

International Trains

You may plan and purchase tickets via NS International

From Oisterwijk Train Station To Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Boschoord

The distance between Oisterwijk train station and Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Boschoord is about 2.1 kilometers, which is about 26 minute walk.

Click here to find the route via Google Map


You can contact the organizing committee via email.

(Juan Juan is now on pregnancy leave. You are welcome to contact Yi from 10 July. )

Valedictory Address

John’s valedictory lecture is on the day after the workshop. The general public is welcome to participate. Please visit the website of Tilburg University for more information:

Valedictory address Prof. J.H.J. Einmahl

Date: 8th September 2023

Time: 16:15

Location: Cobbenhagen building, Aula

Press release: Farewell address John Einmahl

Live Stream:Watch the live broadcast from the Auditorium

Full Text of The Lecture: Click here to view/download.

(The text is available after the lecture)